Fighting to Get Your Driver’s License Back After a Texas DWI

posted on 12/27/21

You have just been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, and now you have lost your driver's license. You are concerned about how you will drive to and from work and manage all the other aspects of your life without a driver's license. You have the right to fight your driver’s license suspension, and the Dallas-Fort Worth attorneys at Abel Law Firm are here to help. Administrative License Revocation in Texas There are two parts to a DWI...

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What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Breathalyzer Test in Texas?

posted on 12/20/21

You are driving along in your car when you start to see flashing lights and hear a siren. You realize that a police officer is trying to pull you over. For many Texans, their first encounter with the criminal justice system involves an arrest related to drug driving. DWI cases usually begin when a suspect is pulled over in their vehicle by a police officer. During the stop, the police officer will watch the driver’s actions and listen to the...

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Lack of Probable Cause as a Defense to Drug Charges in Texas

posted on 12/6/21

Texas prosecutors take drug crimes seriously, prosecuting them to the fullest extent. If you have been charged with a drug-related crime in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we recommend discussing your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. One of the defenses your attorney may be able to raise on your behalf is a lack of probable cause. A lack of probable cause could lead to a dismissal of your drug charges. What is Probable Cause? If you have ever watched...

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What to Do After Being Arrested for Aggravated Assault in Texas

posted on 11/29/21

Aggravated assault is a serious felony criminal offense in Texas. Being convicted of aggravated assault carries a lengthy prison sentence, probation, significant fines, and other negative consequences for employment, housing, child custody, and visitation. If you have been arrested for aggravated assault in Texas, it is essential that you take action to protect yourself and your rights. We will discuss some of the steps you should take after being charged with aggravated assault below. Use Your Right to Remain Silent...

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Defending Against Criminal Charges for Resisting Arrest

posted on 11/22/21

Texas residents can be charged with the crime of resisting arrest if they try to thwart an officer's attempt to arrest them. Resisting arrest can involve using force against the police officer, but force is not required to be charged with this crime. Depending on the facts of the case and the seriousness of the obstruction, resisting arrest can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. Most of the time, the charges for resisting arrest are in addition to the...

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Will I Lose My Commercial Driver’s License From a DWI in Texas?

posted on 11/15/21

If you are facing a DWI conviction, you may be concerned about losing your commercial driver’s license. Without a commercial driver’s license, you may lose your ability to earn a living. In Texas, a DWI will affect your commercial driver’s license. If you are convicted of a DWI charge in Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety will suspend your commercial driver’s license for at least one year. Being convicted of a DWI while driving your personal vehicle will also...

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Can I Have an Open Container of Alcohol in My Car in Texas?

posted on 11/8/21

Having an open container of alcohol in your vehicle is illegal in Texas. Nonetheless, many Texas residents are confused about Texas's open container laws. Much of the confusion regarding Texas's open container laws comes down to the differences between how cities and municipalities enforce the laws. However, you can face fines for having an open container in your car in many situations, no matter where you are in the state. Texas Open Container Laws The Texas open container law is...

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I Have Been Charged With a DWI in Texas, Will I Lose My Driver’s License?

posted on 10/25/21

If you have been charged with a DWI in Texas, you are probably concerned about losing your license. You may be worried about how you will drive to and from work, run errands, or pick up your children from school. If this is your first time being charged with a DWI, you face a driver's license suspension of 90 days to one year. However, if you have previous DWI convictions on your record, your driver's license suspension could range from...

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Do I Have to Give Up My Gun if a Protective Order is Issued Against Me?

posted on 10/18/21

If you have learned that a protective order has been issued against you in Texas, you do have to give up your firearm. Owning a firearm is illegal in Texas when there is a protective order against you. There are 254 counties in Texas. Each one has a different procedure for ensuring that those under protective orders do not obtain guns and give up their existing firearms once the protective order begins.  There is not always a simple procedure for...

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The Best Legal Defense Strategies for Drug Possession Charges in Texas

posted on 10/11/21

Many states throughout the country have begun decriminalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana. However, marijuana is still considered an illegal drug in Texas. If you have been charged with drug possession of marijuana or any other controlled substance in Texas, you could be facing serious penalties. The penalties for drug possession depend on the type of drug involved and the amount of drugs in the defendant’s possession. Penalties range from small fines to months in jail.  Being convicted...

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Texas Driver Facing DWI Charge After Killing Another Person on a Scooter

posted on 10/4/21

A 25-year-old has been arrested and charged with a DWI after she hit and killed a person riding on a stand-up electric scooter. The victim was in the same lane as the driver and was riding southbound while the driver was riding northbound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene when first responders arrived. In Texas, when a death results from a DWI, prosecutors charged the defendant with a crime called intoxicated manslaughter. Intoxicated manslaughter is a serious offense...

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